With a slightly longer drive time of just over three hours, Paso Robles is another weekend getaway that will give you the opportunity to de-stress. The sleepy city sits on the Central Coast, almost a perfect midpoint between Los Angeles and San Francisco. The city boasts it is “brimming with good taste yet always down to earth.” Paso Robles is steeped in a rich history and is home to notable vineyards, historic olive orchards, generational farms, and expansive ranches. A visit to this city will give you an immediate sense of their local culture and flare. The residents of Paso Robles are warm and inviting, making it one of the most visitor friendly cities in the Los Angeles area.
Where to Stay in Paso Robles
Allegretto Vineyard Resort by Ayres
The Allegretto Resort was designed to imbibe a feeling of a weekend in Tuscany. It can be described as warm, inviting and inspiring. This destination resort has 171 beautiful rooms, a full service restaurant and a widely acclaimed boutique spa.
Hotel Cheval is one of the cities top luxury hotels and sits at the heart of the Downtown area. It echoes the surrounding equestrian lifestyle. The intimate posh hotel offers even the most well traveled guests a stay unlike any other in the area. There are even Artisanal S’mores prepared fireside from Thursday to Sunday.
The Oaks Hotel
The Oaks Hotel offers a balance between elegance and relaxation. The hotel puts you in the heart of the action, close to attractions like the historic Hearst Castle, 180 local wineries and family-owned shops located downtown. The Oaks is even a dog-friendly hotel, with 17 rooms that welcome pets.
Where to Eat in Paso Robles
This casually elegant spot takes American flavors and builds upon traditional techniques. You can expect to find classic comfort favorites that have been made new in fresh and innovative ways.
Chef-Owner Laurent Grangien describes this restaurant as “an unpretentious neighborhood restaurant with a welcoming atmosphere and reasonable prices.” Many dishes are prepared using local ingredients, and paired with wine from the region.
Estrella Restaurant sits inside of City Park, and offers a fun, energetic Latin dining experience. This dining option was seen as an excellent addition to the downtown-dining scene in Paso. One of the best parts of a meal at Estrella is the extensive list of local beer and wines.
Chef Tom Fundaro of Villa Creek has made his career on cooking “farm to table.” His rustic dishes are sourced from local farmers, fisherman and foragers who adhere to organic and sustainable farming standards. There is also a healthy list of local and international wines spirits.
What to Do in Paso Robles
A Visit to the Hot Sulfur Springs
No trip to Paso would be complete without a visit to the hot sulfur springs that flow through Paso Robles. They are open to visitors in three spots: River Oaks Hot Springs Spa, Franklin Hot Springs and select guest rooms at the Paso Robles Inn.
Check out the Olive Groves
Paso Robles has quickly become a hot spot for everything olive. Spend some time touring an olive processing facility and visit the many olive oil tasting rooms.
California Mid-State Fair
The annual highlight in Paso Robles is the California Mid-State Fair. This fun-filled event brings in over 400,000 visitors each year at the Paso Robles Event Center. The fair has drawn in some big names in music, such as Aerosmith, Tim McGraw, Rod Stewart, Alan Jackson and Fergie.
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